Lots of critical acclaim for this futuristic vision of love in a world where social media has run amuck and our hero of the novel, Lenny Abramov sells cryonics (freezing bodies for future rebirth) to the super-wealthy. It’s an America recently gone bankrupt and fully dependent upon China extending us credit. Lenny is madly in love with Eunice Park, a Korean-American who we discover thru her letters and emails to family is never totally sure of how she feels about Lenny. The setting for the book is a New York City quickly becoming a police state where venturing just a few blocks from home can become a harrowing adventure
Lenny and Eunice live in a world where books have been banned and knowledge is gained by digital scanning. The author adds some clever dystopian quirks and you are never quite comfortable with where the story is going. The problem for me was that I never felt connected to Lenny or Eunice and when that happens a book just loses its appeal. I wanted to like and was “super sad” that I did not. Three *** stars for this one.